Government Botanical GardensThe Government Botanical Gardens was established in mid-19th century by British Raj which later was taken over by Tamilnadu government post independence. This is being maintained by Horticulture department of Tamilnadu.Lying on the foot of Doddabetta peak this garden has a terraced layout. This garden has resembled me of Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore. The Glass House in this ooty gardens is an notable resemblance. The temperate climate in this region has made this garden flourish and beautiful.
Government Botanical Garden is located on Ooty-Kotagiri highway, just 3kms from Tea Factory and Tea museum.
At Ooty we saw Government Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Thread Garden. We shopped at Charing Cross and Tibetan Market, buying the famous Nilgiri tea, and variety of chocolates.